Saturday, December 19, 2009

White Chocolate Chip and Craisin Cookies

white chocolate chip cookies with craisins

This is a holiday recipe of mine that I just recently created. I love the use of spices in holiday baking. For basic cookies, feel free to take the nutmeg and cinnamon out.

1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 1/3 c. butter
2 eggs
1 T. vanilla
3 ¼ c. flour
1 t. baking soda
¾ t. salt
1/4 t. nutmeg
1/4 t. cinnamon
12 oz. white chocolate chips
1 1/2 c. craisins

cream together sugar, brown sugar, and butter, until completely smooth; make sure to scrape bottom of the bowl
add eggs to butter mixture and blend thoroughly, scrape bottom of bowl, then add vanilla
add about half the flour, mix thoroughly, then add the rest of the flour with the baking soda and salt mixed in, add nutmeg, and cinnamon; the dough should just barely be dry enough so it doesn’t stick to your fingers
add white chocolate and craisins
use a spoon, or a cookie scoop; you should fit about 12 on a buttered pan; bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes, until edges are just turning brown; if the bottom of your cookies tend to brown, put a sheet of foil under your pan, shinny side down.

*Personally I like white chocolate for this recipe, but use whatever you like! How I get the cookies to have a perfect shape everytime, which, is soooo tricky, I'm not sure why chocolate chip cookies always turn out different, but it's the temperature of the oven and whether or not you have foil under the pan. Sometimes you just have to play around with your oven to find out what works best. Good luck!

white chocolate chip cookies with craisins

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